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Family History News December 2016

Family History Volunteers.

Our Family History Volunteers will be having a break over December/January they will resume again in February.

National Archives of Australia News.

The National Archives Preservation Facility is a new building that will house 104 Kilometres of paper records and more than 9 kilometres of audio visual records with a digital archive.


During the move there will be a disruption to access for 15 million records as they are rehoused this should continue till 1 July, 2017.

Findmypast New Records.

The 1939 Register now has over 32.8 million open records. Each record has the occupants of each address, date of birth, marital status and occupation. Check out this blog written on Exploring Australian Records https://blog.findmypast.com.au/exploring-australian-government-records-2072712305.html. If you had family in the UK during 1939 the Register is well worth a look.

Also added:

  • Ireland 19th Century Directories
  • New South Wales Government Railways and Tramways Roll of Honour 1914-1919
  • British Royal Navies Ships musters
  • Lincolnshire Burials, Parish Records and Baptisms
  • Queensland, Mackay Funeral Notices and Funeral Director Records.

Public Record Office of Victoria (PROV) BETA Version.

The new Beta version of the PROV website is now available for testing http://beta.prov.vic.gov.au/ The new website has been designed to provide faster searches and easier navigation. It includes Topic pages, photographic pages and common questions for both new and experienced researchers. The PROV has 100kms of records which date from 1830 to the present day.

Have a Happy Christmas and good researching in 2017.